Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Easy Eight Russian Assault Troop ( Shock Troops)

These Russians would cause fear in the heart of German squads.   Nothing like screaming berserkering Russians assault squad charge your position.  Also knowing no quarter would be given made for a bloody fight.





Easy Eight Russian Command Chart

Russian only are good as their commanders in battle.   Or commissars that put fear into them.  Here is the Command chart.



Easy Eight Battle front rules.

These rules are currently available through  Syr Hobbs Wargames.   Here is a link to Syr Hobbs :Battleground WW2 Rules







The main rule set run $30 dollars.   Syr Hobbs currently has 900 sets in stock.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Easy Eight Panzer IV Hit/damage chart

Here is the MarkIV chart.  The markIV was the back bone of the Panzer corp for the German Army.



Sunday, October 22, 2017

New SAGA Reference Guide- Setup & Gameplay

  First of all I would to thank Raven Zachary for posting this Guide on the Saga Face book page. These will help speed up play.









Saturday, October 21, 2017

The Keen-Walker Confederate Carbine

More on civil war era firearms.   This era is an era I like because of the envelopment of firearms. It is amazing how many new design came of during the war.  The Keen-Walker is a unique carbine. It is a breech loading carbine.   Instead of me explaining let watch the video.



Also a side note.   The Romano Rifle company out of Penellville, NY does make a replica of this carbine.  For the cost of 4100 dollars.   Here is a link to his site. Romano Rifle Company

3d printer Tank

On the bolt action facebook page a member post these picture.   It is a very nice 3d print by John Herbert.   John used a C3 printer.  The tank peint file is from Thingverse.   Amazing how 3d printing is changing the hobby.





Friday, October 20, 2017

ASL Aachen Series Scenario

More ASL scenarios. The best part one can convert these to any rule set.  Enjoy. Plus this is the rest of  Those infantry have guts.








Tuesday, October 17, 2017

U Con November 17-19 Ypsilanti Michigan

U-Con Gaming ConventionU-Con Gaming Convention

November 17-19, 2017, Ypsilanti, Michigan 
Role Playing, Card Games, Board Games, Miniatures, LARPs, Specialty Tracks, Exhibitors' Hall, Auction, and much more!

U-Con link

Easy Eight Russian Anti tank rifle unit

 Time to put up the Russians.  First up is a Anti Tank unit.




Thursday, October 12, 2017

Confederate Whitworth Sniper rifle

As some will know I can of a firearms junkie.  For well over 30yrs I have shooting Civil War era Muskets, rifles and carbine. During that time I won shooting medals and team medals. What I find interesting is people believe the weapons of the Civil War era  are not accurate.  I have news for you. They are deadly, I have shot groups the size of a quarter.  Golf balls hang from a string at 50yds. 

 The video your going to watch will explain how accurate the Whitworth is.  Many a union officer died in action from a shot fire from a whitworth rifle.


Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Playing ASL via Vassal

I got Advance Squad leader board loaded on Vassal.   It took a bit of messing around to get Vassal to work for.  Also I got a copy of  Solitaire Advance Squad Leader via the Game Geek board.  My starter kit should be coming shortly. Also I found a used copy of ASL rule book version at a reasonable price.   Looking to contact with a group in the area soon.   Matt a Vassl ASL player sent to you video to get me started with Vassal.   You will see the you tube videos below.   Any comments or suggestions are welcome



How to set up Vassal






How to set up and play ASL on Vassal

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

ASL Scenario Hogan's Hero

  Here is the first of the ASL Scenario that I promised to start posting. Also there is an image of the broad.   I loved Hogan's Heroes growing up.  Hard to believe that was 53 yrs ago. Enjoy.



Monday, October 9, 2017

Added a new blog Cerro Manteca 1811. Sharps Practice campaign

I'm a fan for Too Fat Lardies games.   Today I found this blog of a campaign using Sharps Practice 2 on face book.  The players had a great time playing the game.   In the beginning of the game they struggle with the rules.  But slow came to grips on how to play.   I suggest you check this well written blog.  Cerromanteca1811   Below a few picture from the battle as teaser..





Saturday, October 7, 2017

Advance Squad Leader. New page for me

It has been a very long time since I played ASL.   Last game was about 1982.  That was before my buddy got transferred away.  Today I found some of the game covered in years of dust.  I know I have more modules but my wife is great at hiding my stuff away.  I been searching for blogs on ASL.  A lot them just stopped blogging several years back.   Great blogs but the owners disappeared of give the game up.

My hope is to add ASL module or scenarios here.   If I think there is enough people interested I just my start another blog just for ASL.   So far the interest in Battlegroups Easy Eight game isn't very bad here.   I have added to my following list The 2 Half Squad: advance squad leader site.

Als can be found here.  the 2half squads   Also Im still looking for the ASL soltiarie module



M26 Pershing Tank Hit/Damage chart for Easy Eight

M26 US Army's answer to the Tiger Tank.